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Undergraduate Study


A mature, friendly and pioneering academic community, dynamic in our approach, developing a unique global impact at the cutting-edge of the academic, professional and commercial worlds.

Hughes Hall is a different type of Cambridge College. We have around 690 students, of whom around 100 are mature or affiliate undergraduates, and two-thirds are from outside the UK. We accept undergraduates for nearly all courses, and our largest cohort is in Law. Whatever your subject, you benefit from living with undergraduates in all subjects, and with postgraduates of similar age and outlook.

Alumni include a gold medal winning Olympian, government ministers, senior members of the legal community, leading business people, engineers and scientists across the globe; many of whom volunteer to support our current students.

Undergraduates are strongly represented in student societies and sports, regularly representing Cambridge on University teams, and contributing fully to a generous and diverse community where all can flourish.

We understand the challenges that face mature and affiliate undergraduates and have a pastoral tutorial system tailored to this, as well as a College nurse, gym facilities, a modern library and excellent food.

Hughes Hall is situated in the liveliest, most cosmopolitan part of Cambridge, within a 10-minute bike ride of most faculties, yet surrounded by the peaceful green spaces of the University cricket ground and Parker’s Piece.

You are guaranteed accommodation for the duration of your course (including vacations) in excellent quality rooms, on or close to the main College site. Most rooms are modern, en suite and well-proportioned to suit more mature students. Rents are set bearing in mind affordability.

We are enthusiastically open to mature and affiliate undergraduates from every continent.

College Staff


Dr Anthony Freeling

Admissions Tutor

  • Dr Corinne Roughley (arts)
  • Dr Martin Steinfeld (Law, sciences)

Senior Tutor

Dr Philip Johnston

UCAS Campus Code 

Wollaston Road
01223 761805 / 334897
Courses Available 
All courses except Architecture, Medicine (other than the Graduate Course) and Veterinary Medicine
Student Numbers 
For mature students aged 21 and over (mature students)
90 mature undergraduates
c35 admitted each year
600 postgraduates
Open Days 2018 

See the College website for information and booking

See also Cambridge Open Days

I love the diversity of the student body at Hughes Hall. With one of the most international intakes at Cambridge, you are always around friendly people with really interesting backgrounds and experiences.


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